About the Photographer

I am a wildlife photographer and filmmaker by passion, which complements well with my professional work as a wildlife biologist. 

When I am holding a camera, my interest lies in documentation of wildlife and natural heritage in South and South-East Asia and to use photography as a media for mass awareness towards conservation. I intend to use photography and filmmaking as a tool for wildlife documentation.

This requires a persistent effort in acquiring knowledge on wildlife as well as excelling in the techniques of photography which has been the pursuit of my life for past one decade. My images have been published in national and international magazines, books and reports by individual writers and conservationists, government and non-government agencies and commercial publishers. I am a member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS). I am also an official photography mentor at Nikon School.

I am working as the founder Head of Wildlife Genetics Division and Media Production & Communications Division in Aaranyak. I also act as the Chief Editor of ecoNE, an online magazine and digital platform for biodiversity and environmental issues of Northeast India. I joined Aaranyak in the year 2008, and developed it's Wildlife Genetics Laboratory in Guwahati, Assam. I have implemented over a dozen research projects on ecology and conservation genetics of several threatened species so far and have received grants from various national and international agencies. Prior to my work in Aaranyak, I curved my skills in various places inclduing the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and BNHS, India


Please follow my Researchgate profile for my scientific publications.


About the Website

All the contents of this website remain the sole ©  copyright of Udayan Borthakur 2004-2018 and may not be copied or reproduced in any form without my express permission. This website is a representation of my photography work but does not represent my entire stock collection of wildlife images.  Please use the Contact page to send your query regarding purchase of my images for commercial purpose or personal use. I provide images for free for non-commercial educational and conservation awareness purpose to individuals and organizations.


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Media for Ecological Sustainability of Northeast India